"By the way, Richard Carrier when you listen to him debate - He sort of says it's definitely a possibility that a man named Jesus didn't have to exist for the N.T. to have been created around the life of an imaginary figure. But he…"
"A man named Jesus most likely existed - Almost every biblical scholar agrees on that whether or not they are muslim , jew , christian or atheist. So I also feel it is ignorant to say he didn't exist. You can say it's possible…"
"Well Derek, I know that, and you know that about Nicea, but Atheists tend to toss skepticism and due diligence out the window far too often if dealing with a criticism of the Bible. Classic example of belief perseverance (…"
"You guys may be interested in this thread that I started a thread on Nicea and the formation of the New Testament that you may be interested in. I definitely want the Ehrman position represented there, as I oppose Ehrman's conjectures that…"
"Ehrman does not make the best case against DM. Murdock. But this argument perpetuated by Murdock/Acharya S. is a conspiracy theory. A lot of this comes from that Acharya is an egyptologist, and not an expert on early Christianity. Some of these…"
"Derek, its simplifying what I'm saying to reply you don't care about people's quotations. I only said that as a quick means to locate other scientists and scholars that took the time to investigate all of Ehrman's work that bring…"